You know, there are PC forums and even laptop forums. You might lurk a few to see which ones are strong in hardware, then join and throw out this question. You may find someone who knows your Toshiba inside out and which motherboards will work. The right Intel boards should fit too but that's the trick, finding out which fit.
Earlier it was mentioned that Windows configuration on your HDD may not like the new hardware. But it should boot in Safe Mode and then you can add the right drivers but not from the Internet as Safe Mode just brings up basic functions. With your new laptop you could get the drivers and transfer them to the old laptop via a thumb drive. Anyway, unless things are radically different you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows. Another complication is Windows may need reactivation and you may have to explain to Microsoft that you're not moving Windows to a different computer, just replacing the motherboard.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
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Last edited by Quentin; 02-23-2014 at 11:39 PM.